Home Automation Features for New Construction

Starting from Scratch

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Starting from scratch can be a great way to get started with home automation. When building a home, be sure to hardwire all your automation into your home. You can build an attractive, streamlined smart home by integrating the system from the start.

Make a List of the Features You Want 

Begin by figuring out exactly which features you want when it comes to your home security and how they can work in conjunction with your new build.

Some popular features include: 

  • Automatically locking doors. Doors can lock themselves on a schedule to prevent intrusion.  

  • Managing the temperature. Smart thermostats can automatically adjust the temperature in your home either based on a schedule or through an adaptive algorithm that learns based on your comfort and energy use. 

  • Connecting to your garage door. You can open and close your garage door with a virtual button. Using your smartphone lets you ensure your garage door is shut from anywhere.

  • Using your entertainment system. Streaming services, music, television, and movies can connect via smartphone or verbal signals.Adjusting your lighting. It can alter your home to mood lighting based on what you watch or change your lighting gradually throughout the day.

Connect With Your Contractor

Your contractor will need to work with you to install the above home features. For example, you may want to create a hub and connect an array of different systems, or you may be able to find an all-in-one solution that has all the features you need. 

If you want it to be a simple and easy install, consider finding a security company and creating a customizable system as a priority.  Some of the best alarm packages include everything from cameras, smart locks, garage doors, and alarm sensors. Many smart alarm companies can also integrate other services to give you a complete system.

There are benefits to using a single, consolidated system: it’s easier to troubleshoot, less likely to develop integration problems, and can be upgraded all at once as needed.

The Benefits of a Smart Home

Smart homes have a huge number of benefits. Firstly, they improve your property values and the desirability of your property. Secondly, smart homes also reduce your energy and utility bills, which means they’ll save you money long-term; if you want to reduce your monthly expenditures, investments in things such as smart thermostats can be the way to do it. Lastly, a smart home is more convenient and comfortable to live in, leaving you to focus on what matters most to you. 

If you’re about to build a home, there are a lot of benefits to making it a smart home. If you want to learn more about including smart home security in your new home, call Brinks Home™ and a Security Consultant with help you build your customized system. 

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